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    Will I ever get over losing my husband

    I don't believe that you actually 'get over' losing a loved one, especially a spouse. I lost my dear husband last July. The pain remains, and is at times as intense as it was than. My consolation is that I knew that I did all I could for him, and that our son and I were with him at the end...
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    Friend signed up for BT mobile contract he doesnt need. BT refuse to cancel it.

    Sometimes just the threat of approaching the Ombudsman works, it's well worth a try.
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    Over paid Income Tax ?

    I have been in touch with MOH's tax office today, they have informed me that all the tax paid by him, will be re-paid, as his income over four months did not reach £11.500.00 his personal allowance. So now we know.
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    What's there, when there appears to be nothing left ...

    DesperateofDevon Thank you so much for your kind words, it means a lot to know that people care.
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    What's there, when there appears to be nothing left ...

    Nearly six weeks since my beloved OH passed away. I thought I was coping quite well with his loss, I have lunched with friends, started voluntary work in an animal charity shop, done the paper work, made the phone calls, looked after our two beautiful cats, then today everything fell apart. I...
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    Probate Office Problems

    £120.00, he came to the house, and went through all the details with me. Very professional, very re-assuring.
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    Probate Office Problems

    Thank you all for your replies. I used a will maker this time, as my will is not that straight forward. That said, he was very surprised to learn that I had done the probate for my mother's will, he said that only about 9% of people do it themselves. Why pay a solicitor when you can do it...
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    Probate Office Problems

    I have today made a new will, and I am thinking of storing it with the probate office. They state that one must have the necessary envelope to forward the will to them for storage. They state that one can be obtained from any probate office in the UK. Fine, so I started with my local probate...
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    Over paid Income Tax ?

    Thank you all, interesting discussion. I will post later what happens so we all know for sure.
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    Over paid Income Tax ?

    Wifenotcarer Thank you.
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    Over paid Income Tax ?

    MOH recently passed away, and I have been dealing with the official departments concerning his financial affairs. It occurred to me that as his income tax was paid by his occupational pension department before he received his pension each month, I wondered if his estate be due any refund of...
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    Correct Procedure At Funeral

    Thank you for your replies, thank goodness I'm not alone. I'm at the ' you can't just go and leave me like this' stage, we were a close unit, we never joined clubs etc, just did our own thing. Of course we argued, doesn't everyone. I knew his death was near, but when it actually happened it...
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    Correct Procedure At Funeral

    Thank you everyone. Yes we 'did it my way', and it all went to plan thankfully. Now it's just getting used to being alone for good, and what to do with myself. I have volunteered at my local RSPCA shop, so I'm hoping I can be of use to them. I find I'm still talking aloud to MOH, not that I...
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    Am I negligent?

    Mrs Doyle I had an emergency life line for MOH, so that I could go out, and leave him unattended. His alarm was connected to a monitor, so that if he fell, it was triggered automatically, or was in trouble he could use the emergency call button, this was strapped to his wrist as you would a...
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    Correct Procedure At Funeral

    Thank you both for your replies
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    Correct Procedure At Funeral

    I have recently lost MOH, and his funeral is next week. I would like to know if anyone has any idea of the order of relatives following the coffin. I would like to have my grandchildren with me, followed by my children, is that acceptable ? Is there any order of the three children i.e. eldest...
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    Solicitors And Wills

    Thank you for all your replies. I do have a copy of the will, and as far as I know I do not have to apply for probate, MOH's will was simple, he left everything to me. All I have done is to inform the people with whom we had joint accounts of his death. They have removed his name, so I assume it...
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    Solicitors And Wills

    Thank you for your replies, it seems that my solicitor/clerk is under the impression that you actually receive the original death certificate. I explained over and over that I had certified copies, but that wouldn't do, why I know not. As has been suggested, maybe I was dealing with someone who...
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    Solicitors And Wills

    My dear husband passed away Sunday last. At this harrowing distressing time, I have found that all the official departments that my son and myself have contacted have been so understanding and helpful. The Bank, his occupational pensions office, the DHSS state pensions office etc have all...
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    Returning Home - Which Room ?

    Canary, I have obtained a 'disregard' for MOH, therefore I pay 25% less council tax. My message to Alex 54 was merely informative, as not all councils offer the 'disregard'.